How to Test a Remote, Step By Step

How to Test a Remote, Step By Step

The first thing you’ll need to do is insert the correct batteries into your remote, whether it be double A (AA) or triple A (AAA).

Turn on a camera, cell phone camera, or anything capable of taking pictures. Make sure you have a clear view through the screen on your photo capture device.

Point the top of the remote directly at the lens. Press every button firmly, individually, and for at least 5-10 seconds at a time.

Doing this correctly, you will see a fast paced flickering purple dot on the screen, it is not visible with the naked eye. If a button does not respond with a purple light when you press it, might indicate an issue with that single button, and for some reason it’s unusable. Don’t worry though, odds are you will still be able to use the remote to its fullest even with a couple unresponsive buttons.

For some reason, if you receive no purple-light reaction from any of the buttons, unfortunately the remote is broken, and will need to either be fixed professionally, or completely replaced with a refurbished, or used remote, which For The Low has hundreds of.

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